Online Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy
An online philosophy degree can improve your ability to think clearly and critically through the study of theories from around the world. You can also enhance your communication skills. Learning how to carefully read and interpret complex texts is another key advantage. By cultivating such applicable talents, you can pursue a variety of professional paths.
Next start date: 10/13/2021
Total classes: 39
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 120
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Why study philosophy?
An online philosophy degree can build broadly useful talents, such as effective communication and leadership skills. Philosophical thought emphasizes logic and reason. It attempts to answer fundamental questions about the human condition and the natural world. As a student, you’ll focus on philosophical works and the abilities needed to analyze and discuss them, which have applications in both personal and professional life.
What skills will I earn with a philosophy degree?
You can expect to build interpersonal and cognitive skills in your program, including:
- Argument structure and interpretation.
- Effective and structured communication.
- Logic and reasoning.
- Situation analysis.
- The ability to summarize complex material.
The topics covered in various branches of philosophy are also valuable in developing key abilities. Studying logical fallacies can help you identify flaws in your own and other’s arguments. Coursework in ethics can assist in understanding the reasoning behind laws and policies.
Is it realistic to pursue a minor or second major during my online philosophy degree?
This bachelor’s in philosophy program connects well with minors and double majors in many disciplines. You can focus on a specific career path while building broadly applicable abilities. You could also apply philosophical concepts to these programs to better understand them. Examples include:
Will my philosophy degree say 'online'?
No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.
What can I do with an online philosophy degree?
Any careers that emphasize analytical, communication or reasoning abilities are potential paths for philosophy degree graduates. Business, finance and education are just a few examples. Pursuing a minor or second major can help you access a particular industry or career. Career examples include, but are not limited to:
Online philosophy degree admission requirements
You are considered a freshman for application purposes if you have not attended college at all, or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours (with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA).
A college that supports philosophical thought and reasoning
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences takes a transdisciplinary approach to education with a vast spectrum of degrees in the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities. We inspire students to be socially aware, critical thinkers and global citizens.